Madrid held 2-2 against Borussia Monchengladbach
Published: 02:53 PM, 28 October 2020
Real Madrid snatched a dramatic point against Borussia Monchengladbach on last night as the late goals from Benzema and Casemiro saved them from two consecutive defeats in UEFA Champions League 2020-21.
With the last-minute draw in Borussia-Park's away match, the thirteen-time European champions have failed to win either of their first two matches in the current UCL season. Meanwhile, Los Blancos met a 3-2 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk in their opening match.
German team Borrusia Monchengladbach were all set for a win over the Spanish Champions but two goals after the 87th minute led Real a thumping comeback to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw.
Marcus Thurram scored twice for the hosts in 33 & 58 minutes to have Real gone down 2-0. But Karim Benzema gave Madrid a lifeline with 87 minute goal while the Brazilian Casemiro scored the equaliser in 93rd minute, ensuring a much-needed point.
Zinedine Zidane's side dominated in creating chances but couldn't create enough golden ones early on. On the other hand, Gladbach took advantage as the young attacker Marcus Thuram found the net firstly in 33 minutes, getting a brilliant pass from Plea and finished superbly from inside the penalty area, in the first half.
Marcus then made the lead double in 58 in the second half and down the madridistas by 2-0 till 87 minutes of the match.
While it was 87 minutes, Benzema's overhead kick gave Real a little hope as he made the score-line 2-1. Finally in the extra time at 93, Casemiro managed a equalizer from Ramos pass and left Germany with one point.
It has been reported that Real Madrid have scored four times and conceded five in their opening two Champions League matches. The Spanish giants are currently at 4th position in their group B, managing only 1 point from 2 matches.
However, Zidane said Real deserved point after fightback at Gladbach. 'We didn't think this would be such a drama, but my team showed that they know how to react'- said Madrid boss after the match.
Zinedine Zidane's side are in serious danger of crashing out in the group stages as they staying at 4th out of the four teams of group B.